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    Public invited to vote for favourite prefab in design competition

    Public invited to vote for favourite prefab in design competition


    A home that can float, one that can flip on its side, and another that can fix to existing buildings could all be popping up in backyards across New...

    A home that can float, one that can flip on its side, and another that can fix to existing buildings could all be popping up in backyards across New Zealand.
    Auckland's $9.25 million luxury apartment has space for six supercars

    Auckland's $9.25 million luxury apartment has space for six supercars


    The owners of the record-breaking $9.25 million and $8.5m apartments being developed in Auckland are likely to have hundreds of thousands of dollars more of wealth parked up in the...

    The owners of the record-breaking $9.25 million and $8.5m apartments being developed in Auckland are likely to have hundreds of thousands of dollars more of wealth parked up in the garage.
    Editorial: Seeking Goldilocks in the rental market

    Editorial: Seeking Goldilocks in the rental market


    EDITORIAL: A good balance. It's what a certain well-known tenant had in mind when she strayed into an unknown house looking for a comfortable, warm, dry place to rest her...

    EDITORIAL: A good balance. It's what a certain well-known tenant had in mind when she strayed into an unknown house looking for a comfortable, warm, dry place to rest her head.
    House prices 'could fall', Reserve Bank governor warns

    House prices 'could fall', Reserve Bank governor warns


    Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr has warned there is a risk of a correction to house prices, with asset prices unlikely to return to a "steady state" after the recent...

    Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr has warned there is a risk of a correction to house prices, with asset prices unlikely to return to a "steady state" after the recent rise.
    Six decades, one owner: Retiree closes doors on Wellington boarding house

    Six decades, one owner: Retiree closes doors on Wellington boarding house


    The average person sells and buys a house every eight years â€“ a fact that couldn't be further from the truth for Wellingtonian Malcolm...

    The average person sells and buys a house every eight years â€“ a fact that couldn't be further from the truth for Wellingtonian Malcolm Curtis.
    The secrets of renovating a character home

    The secrets of renovating a character home


    Sharon Prentice's addiction to character houses grew from necessity. It was cheaper to do up an old house than buy a new one. But she quickly fell for their charm and has recently finished restoring her third Christchurch house in a...

    Sharon Prentice's addiction to character houses grew from necessity. It was cheaper to do up an old house than buy a new one. But she quickly fell for their charm and has recently finished restoring her third Christchurch house in a decade.
    Retirement living: When life calls for a flatmate

    Retirement living: When life calls for a flatmate


    To help with expenses, a retired West Aucklander is looking for a like-minded person to flat...

    To help with expenses, a retired West Aucklander is looking for a like-minded person to flat with. 
    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen


    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the...

    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 
    How to create a workable home office in a small space

    How to create a workable home office in a small space


    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative...

    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.
    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks


    MOSS Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady...

    MOSS
    Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.
    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges


    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand...

    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.